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'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland

The photographer said he wants to show people inside mysterious buildings they pass all the time.

NEW PHOTS FROM inside an asylum in the west of Ireland show it has been untouched for years, though signs of what it used to be remain.

The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous due to the nature of the photography he does, posted them this week on the Uncharted Ireland Facebook page.

The photographer specialises in abandoned buildings and said “these buildings won’t always be there so it’s a way of documenting our history”.

'It felt very oppressive': Eerie photos show abandoned asylum in west of Ireland
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  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

    Source: Uncharted Ireland via Facebook
  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

  • Sligo District Asylum

“It felt very oppressive, you get quite a sad feeling, it’s just very very creepy,” he said of the asylum. He also snaps inside abandoned houses and cottages and said he always leaves things as he finds them so the images are not posed.

“People sometimes pass these buildings hundreds of times and never know what’s inside. To get in and then to see the reaction from the public to the photos is very satisfying.”

- All images used with the permission of Uncharted Ireland

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